Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament
Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Owen Smith’s votes.
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
38 votes for, 7 votes against, 28 absences, between 2010–2018
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 42 votes against, 10 absences, between 2014–2016
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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018
I appreciate what the Minister has said, but will he explain to the House why the Government are so loth to move formally to having direct rule?
It is an unparalleled pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). Unusually, I agree with quite a few of the things he has said. I definitely agree that it is a terrible shame that there are so few of us in the Chamber tonight, on our Benches and indeed on the Government Benches. Perhaps that is slightly more explicable today, given the events that have taken...
My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is one of the things that has apparently fallen into a black hole, because there has been no real explanation why the position has shifted from the situation under the previous Labour Government, when we had direct rule as a consequence of the collapse of politics in Northern Ireland. Under the current state of affairs, we effectively have direct rule,...
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Labour MP for Pontypridd
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Universal Credit
- Departmental Procurement
- Child Care
- Children: Maintenance
- Fit for Work Programme
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2017 to 23 Mar 2018)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 300 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: GMB National Office, 22 Stephenson Way, Euston NW1 2HD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: John Stevens
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party
Date received: 10 May 2017
Date accepted: 7 June 2017
Donor status: individual
(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United Ltd.
Address of donor: 49 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6500
Date received: 23 May 2017
Date accepted: 15 June 2017
Donor status: company, registration 10285790.
(Registered 07 July 2017)
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